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Tintamarre Island

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Address: St. Maarten-St. Martin

Known as the "flat island"

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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour
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Full-Day Eco-Snorkeling and Beach Excursion

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Lets kepp this spot prestine

What a beautiful place to snorkel and see the turtles. We saw about 6 in 30 minutes, they were just hanging out. Walked on the island but a storm came up so we left. PLEASE... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jim c
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place to snorkel and see the turtles. We saw about 6 in 30 minutes, they were just hanging out. Walked on the island but a storm came up so we left. PLEASE help protect this area

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great au naturale beach on a deserted island. There is a small airfield there as well. Beautiful water s Love it very much

Thank Steven A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came by boat, on an excursion with Billy Bones Boarcharters and it was an awesome day. The highlight of the day, no the highlight of my vacation, was seeing the sea turtles through my snorkel glasses. Truly amazing

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a snorkel tour that included a visit to the island. It's very quiet and peaceful. Snorkeling gave us a peek at sea turtles not too far off shore. The naked boat tour anchored next to us was interesting to behold as well.

Thank Cynthia O
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for snorkeling to see turtles and ray's by a lovely beach with fine sand. North west peak of the island also has a ship wreck for divers (30 feet down). On a calm sea day you can snorkel here, saw hundreds of fishes. A bit more east from the ship wreck holds another snorkel spot, however the boat... More 

Thank LaL7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful island a beach only accessible by boat. You can see the turtles feeding on the grass and swimming on the surface. No amenities there, but that's what we loved about it. A quiet natural place, unchanged by time.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful white sandy beach accessible by boat. Excursions available for turtle spotting while snorkelling and if you're lucky a ray as well. No snack bar, umbrellas or chairs so bring a towel and lots of sunscreen or have easy access to your boat. Not too crowded.

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Take a boat trip over to snorkel with the turtles. Take your time a look and you will see them on the surface as well as below. There are several day trips from catamarans to speed boats. Well worth the time. Once in a while you may spot a ray, but those are pretty rare.

Thank Toddbrenda
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Tintamarre is probably the best experience in the island. The trip takes 10 min from cul de sac and you arrive to a desert island. I prefer this one to pinel as you will not found crowds of people and sunbeds all over the beach. In Tintamarre is just you the beach and if you are lucky the turtles. We... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Anchoring at this little island, gives you ample opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the beautifully soft sandy beach. There is next to zero shade so bring a hat and pour on the sunscreen or wear that body blocker. Quite a few iguanas on land and hermit crabs scurrying along the dry stony land

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